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Real estate investment Q&A #1

reijb.com is going to enter into her 5th month. We have received a lot of feedbacks and comments from readers which help us to improve the contents of this blog and make reijb.com a place of discussion about real estate investment. We hereby summarised some of the questions and answers which you may have missed but yet interested.

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Why real estate is a good investment?

Of all possible investments that are within the reach of the average investor, none ofter the combination of outstanding benefits that are available to real estate investors. Banks and life insurance companies recognise this fact! So they invest your money in real estate. While they pay you 1 to 3 percent for the use of your money, they are making 10 to 20 percent on it. Why is real estate such a good investment? It offers the investor at least five different returns or ways of making money, on his investment: cash flow, equity income, appreciation, leverage and control.

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Why apartment can be the best real estate investment?

What accounts for the primacy of apartments over other real estate investment types? In this article we outline the four reasons why apartment property can be the best real estate investment in terms of cash flow, demand, affordability and business cycle.

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Why you should consider buying oil palm land now?

Demand of palm oil is set to rise. Despite the recent recovery sign in agricultural commodities, palm oil price has been depressed by the concern of recession for more than half a year. We believe now is a good time for you to start invest in oil palm land. In the coming months, you may be able to get prices much lower than what you might have been offered last year. Take your position in this type of real estate investment this year and you may expect to see significant return for the next 2 years with a ride on the return of inflation.

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Why you should stay away from commercial properties now?

Retailers having it tough isn’t much of a surprise. But the knock-on effect means things are going to get much worse for commercial landlords too. Some of their tenants simply won’t be able to pay up. Despite lower oil price and improved inflation rate, falling oil prices, consumer sentiment has remained subdued on fears of Malaysia entering into a recession. Amid fear of a protracted downturn and rising numbers of the unemployed, consumer spending has fallen and affected retailers. And that in turn, means that commercial property prices have much further to fall. We forecast of a 20%-30% fall in commercial property values this year.

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